american classic wheelset

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  1. artnolis

    artnolis New Member

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    american classic 20 wheelset (34mm) or the Magnesium 300
    are thay a good all round wheelset
    allso are tubular or clincher tyres better 700cc
     
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  2. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    Well, I've got not direct experience with the wheels, but the clincher/tubular debate is an old one. I'll weigh in.

    Clinchers are improving in ride quality, but the basic mantra is that they play second fiddle to tubulars when it comes to sheer performance. The trade-off, though, is that tubulars are costlier and arguably much more of a hassle to install and maintain.

    Those may be generalizations, but they've lead to the following rule of thumb: tubulars are a fantastic race-day weapon, but good clinchers are raceable and a far better choice for general use. If you've got multiple wheelsets and you race a lot, by all means, invest in a tubular rim and some tubular tires. If you're a one wheelset rider, though, stick to clinchers. Plenty of serious folks, racers included, use clinchers almost exclusively.

    There are those who swear by tubulars and use them for commuting, but the advice above is pretty standard. Good luck!
     
  3. Rudy

    Rudy New Member

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    Do you want to deal with a tubular flat 50 miles from nowhere and after a 3 hour ride?
    or do you just simply want to have a workign tire with less hassle so you can get home?
     
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